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FortyNothing
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March 6, 2019 - 3:50 am
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Anybody know what the markings on the 8th notes in the 5th and 6th measure mean? It's been a long time since I was a music student, but I either forgot or never knew what these markings meant.2TCVa9w.png

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I think they mean play each note twice, i.e. semi-quavers (16th notes? we don't call them that in the UK), but I'm not totally au fait with all violin notation yet. Just replying because no-one else has.

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What Gordon said.

It's a shorthand notation that's supposed to be easier to read than writing it out in full (and takes up less space on the page).

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I'm thinking along the lines of Jim and Gordon although in my long musical career (like 10 minutes long πŸ™‚ I've only ever seen those lines on a diagonal like:

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As for the image above. If you have eighth notes with an additional slash you play 16th notes, if you have 2 slashes on a quarter note you play 16th notes. Obviously repeating the same note.

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